Sustainable Land Management Capacity Building in Angola

What is the project About

 Land degradation in the province of Huambo – Credit: UNDP

There are three direct causes on land degradation in Angola: unsustainable agriculture, deforestation/unsustainable use of forests, and overgrazing of rangelands. This has contributed to overexploitation of the soil, leading to erosion, soil exhaustion and desertification.

The overall objective of this project is the improved capacity in Sustainable Land Management in order to contribute to ecosystem health and functionality while at the same time enhancing the livelihoods of the rural populations in the province of Huambo, the province most affected by land degradation.

The project focuses in one province (out of 18 in Angola) with a set of demonstration for sustainable land management mechanisms within the three production system (agriculture, livestock and sustainable forestry) to reduce land degradation in Huambo, the province most affected. More 100.000 ha of land brought under sustainable land management within five years.

What have we accomplished so far

 Children learn to plant trees in order to prevent land degradation - Credit: UNDP
  • Individual and institutional capacities for Sustainable Land Management will be enhanced and demonstrated within on-ground pilot sites. A large part of this project is directed towards capacity building and knowledge management, targeting SLM institutions and personnel as well as land managers in Huambo province;
  • Systemic capacity building and mainstreaming of SLM principles: this project also addresses policy development and mainstreaming of SLM at central and at decentralised Government levels in the project area and builds oversight capacity;
  • Support to the production of the National Action Plan (NAP). The NAP is likely to be approved before project start up. The project will support development and implementation of a NAP communications strategy to raise awareness and obtain political support for its implementation at all levels;
  • Support to the production of the MTIP (Medium Term Investment Plan of NAP), which complements the Country Strategic Investment Framework of TerrAfrica (CSIF).

The project will build capacity for SLM at local level ( Huambo Province) and use it as a basis to support national action on mainstreaming NAP implementation as well as communication and outreach.

Who finances it?

Donor name Amount contributed per year
UNDP $ 327,000
Global Environment Fund (GEF) $ 195,000
UNDP $ 301,000
UNDP $ 101,000

Delivery in previous fiscal year

Donor name Amount contributed per year
UNDP $ 203,000
Global Environment Fund (GEF) $ 142,000
UNDP $ 244,000
UNDP $   82,000